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National Popcorn Day is Sweet
Monday, January 19th, 2015

Popcorn is one of the nation’s most loved snacks, which is why we celebrate National Popcorn Day today!

Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber and antioxidants and low in calories. Add some delicious sweet, salty or savory toppings and you have a delicious snack that is indulgent and whole grain.

To celebrate National Popcorn Day, here are a few of our favorite Made with Honey favorites.

Smartfood’s Honey Cinnamon Pecan Granola Coated Popcorn is a crunchy, all-natural snack made with honey, cinnamon and brown sugar. The popcorn is coated with rolled oats and roasted pecans.

Lakota Honey Popcorn is a combination of sweet honey and traditional salt. The light and airy snack comes from a line of the first and only Native American owned and operated organization producing, processing, packaging and marketing popcorn celebrating its Native American heritage.

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Honey FAQ: Storing Honey
Monday, January 19th, 2015

One of the most frequent questions we get is about the storage of honey.

Most people know that honey is one of the few ingredients that will most likely never spoil. Why? Honey has a moisture content of about 17%, a low pH and antimicrobial properties. Regardless, it is still very important to store honey properly to maintain its integrity.

General Honey Storage Guidelines

  • Best stored in a sealed container at room temperature, between 64-75˚F (18-24˚C)
  • Cooler temperatures, between 35-60˚F, hasten honey’s natural crystallization process
  • Honey stored at temperatures above 85˚F for extended periods of time will darken in color and be subject to subtle flavor changes
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What is the best way to store honey?
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Honey’s moisture content (about 17%), low pH and antibacterial properties make it one of the only ingredients in a bakery that will most likely not spoil.

Regardless, it is still very important to store honey properly to maintain its integrity.

  • Best stored in a sealed container at room temperature, between 64 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
  • Cooler temperatures, between 35 to 60°F, hasten honey’s natural crystallization process
  • Honey stored at temperatures above 85˚F for extended periods of time will darken in color and be subject to subtle flavor changes
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